I don’t like to get repetitive, but I look forward to these weekly recaps (even when they’re a week or 2 late). I like to look at my training or progress on a weekly basis vs. daily as sometimes there’s good days, sometimes there’s bad but in the end I hope to get more good days than bad.
It’s been hot here, 85+ with humidity to the point of rain, yet no rain. Miserable, miserable and got me craving a good old fashion snow storm instead.
Monday – 10.2 Miles Run 10.3 Miles Bike
Biked about 49 minutes with many stop lights. I think if all goes well I can do 15-20 MPH during my race. Afterwards, did my first real brick run after biking. 3.2 miles at 7:48 pace. I think the threat of lightening joining the thunder made me run a tad quicker. Did 7 miles during lunch at about 8:12 pace.
Tuesday – 1,000 Yds swim
Took it easy. Couldn’t motivate myself during lunch to run but after work I had swimming on my schedule. Took me 35 minutes.
Wednesday – 8 Miles
7:52 pace run in the morning when at 6AM it was 77 degrees and the air filled with humidity.
Thursday 10.1 Miles
7 miles at 8:13 and 3.1 miles at 8:03 pace. Both indoors, both away from the humidity.
Friday – 8 Miles Run , 1,000 Yds swim
8 miles on incline 2, 7:56 pace. Was surprised I had the energy. Swam after work in my usually slow slow fashion.
Saturday – 10.7 Miles bike & 10.4 mile run
Biked in the morning 10.7 miles leisure pace. Ran a little over 10 miles but suffered a lot to finish them. Ended with an 8:40 pace but I guess I couldn’t complain since i started at noon in the dead of the heat.
Sunday – 10 Miles + 1,000 yds swim
As bad as Saturday was, Sunday only got worse. Was going to try to do 20. Got to 2 miles before I felt sick (at 10AM) and decided to go to the Y so some AC. However, but then, I really had no desire to run 18 more on a hamster wheel. I somehow complained myself into a forced 7 mile in between water breaks and then took my slow sorry sweaty butt back home. Showered and decided well if my legs would move, maybe I should try the arms. Swam at the Y 1,000 yards. The swim went much better but I get sick of all the people and usually leave after 30-35 minutes.
Anyone have an secret swimming tips?
Anyone training for anything new & fun?